- File Size: 453 KB
- Print Length: 244 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 395533886X
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Ylva Publishing; 1 edition (October 4, 2017)
- Publication Date: October 4, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B075RD8CZD
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
#171,123 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
- #882 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender eBooks > Romance > Lesbian Romance
- #916 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Lesbian Fiction
- #4820 in Books > Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Books > Romance
|Print List Price:||$15.99|
Save $6.00 (38%)
Party Wall Kindle Edition
|New from||Used from|
Kindle Feature Spotlight
"The Other Woman" by Sandie Jones
“The Other Woman is an absorbing thriller with a great twist. A perfect beach read.” ― Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author of "The Great Alone" Pre-order today
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Freya has it in for her new neighbour even before they meet; she’s made up her mind about the person and the business they open next door to her shop and she’s nothing but hostile when they do meet despite Lily’s best efforts to be friendly. There are reasons behind Freya’s judgements that eventually are revealed but until then she struck me as a very unlikeable and unsympathetic character, her actions petty and childish. I much preferred Lily and the other cast of characters (who are a colorful bunch of people) over Freya. There is some wonderful humor in the story and plenty of drama with the clashes Freya is keen to have with Lily at every opportunity. The town in Australia where the story is set has an idyllic feel to it and its quirky inhabitants enliven the story further.
If you’re looking for some laughs and drama along with a slow burn romance and well written relationships between women, give this book a read. For more good lesbian romance reading, check out the other books in the Window Shopping Collection as well as Cheyenne Blue’s ‘Girl Meets Girl’ series.
I received an advance reading copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
The summary is that Lily, an incredibly warm and gregarious woman, starts a woman-centric sex shop next to Freya's woman-centric spiritual store. Physically, a thin wall divides their spaces, and everything that Lily does, from the sounds she creates and the space she takes up to her very presence, inadvertently triggers Freya, bringing out Freya's ice-queen. The two clash constantly in a way where Freya creates the confrontation but, interestingly, Lily doesn't take the bait. Lily isn't a doormat and intelligently responds, having way more patience than most.
I don't know. I just found the story interesting and different from the usual fare.
The writer was smart to give us the story in alternating perspectives between Lily and Freya so we could get their take on the other and why. Freya is cold to the max but we get to see her be warm with other people and realize something specific about Lily is bringing out her raging ice-queen side. We don't find out what that is until late in the story but we at least do get a reason.
I was wary of the "spiritual" aspect of the book, 1) because I'm atheist and 2) I have some not great experiences with "spiritual" shops and new age type religions but the spiritual element was centered on mindfulness, really. Mindfulness is the practice of observation without judgement and is now often used as a therapeutic strategy for trauma survivors so I got what Freya was doing.
The plot, characters, dialogue, and pacing were all fine to me.
I think what was missing that I would've liked to have seen more of was Lily actually falling for Freya. I believe this was meant or implied to have occurred over the weeks/months of Lily seeing Freya in different settings (yoga instructor, with her friend, etc) but it wasn't shown too much. That or have more time with Freya and Lily as a couple together after they acknowledge their feelings. But, these are fairly minor complaints.
For diversity, Lily's character is Cuban-Australian so there's some ethnic diversity in this. Lily is also depicted as a plus size woman and Freya is not considered conventionally physically attractive which was a nice change from the supermodel leads we often see.
On the whole, I enjoyed the read.
Most recent customer reviews
This story is told in third person and from both heroine’s point of views. Given both Freya and Lily are such complex characters, it’s the perfect style of...Read more